Prof. Wagstaff wrote:Why don'tcha just tell the promoter to book you another show and take the money out of that event.
Yeah, this is the best idea so far. It's a good compromise between the promoter sucking it up and the artist giving back what they were paid in good faith.
Honestly, though, i think it's kinda shitty of them from a "client relations" standpoint (if i'ma use a business term) to go back asking for a refund of what they paid you when it was *their* mistake. I mean, if there was no contract stating what you guys were to get paid, then it seems to me that a smart business looking to stay in good graces with the bands they work with would eat the mistake. Sure, they can let you know that you were accidentally overpaid, but then they should let you know that since it was THEIR mistake, not YOURS, that they're gonna eat the loss and let you keep it. I mean, if my company accidentally undercharges someone, they're gonna write it off in the interests of customer satisfaction rather than irritate a customer, ya know?
At that point, when the promoter says, "hey, i fucked up, but it was my mistake, so i'll take the loss," it's a great opportunity for you to offer to refund the money you were overpaid and become golden boys in the eyes of the promoter. At least, that's the way things would happen if bands were treated as people by most promoters.